I don't know what it was with Vanessa, but we kind of clicked from the very beginning. - Zac Efron, July 2007
Those words are difficult to read today for fans of the couple known as Zanessa, as E! News has broken the shocking news: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have split.
"They were together for so long. It just ran its course," an insider says of the break-up, while another source swears the pair remains friends and that "no third party" was involved.
As is often the case with celebrity couples, scheduling may have played a role in Zac and Vanessa's demise. They met on the set of High School Musical and have been together for years, but their careers have taken them to different parts of the world recently.
For instance: Efron is currently shooting The Lucky One in New Orleans, while Hudgens is wrapping up Journey 2: The Mysterious Island later this week in Hawaii.
It's a sad day for those of us who believed we'd be celebrating a Zanessa wedding in the near future, but let's not cry because it's over. Let's smile because all of this happened...